by George Douglas Emerson
Republished from the original 1909 second edition - (PDF 4.13Mb, 64pp, illustrated)
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Fort Niagara commanded access to the interior of New France, was a mighty symbol of French power in colonial North America. As one of the key British objectives in the 1755 campaign, it was not assaulted and captured until 1759.
The author has presented two of his speeches to the Society of Colonial Wars, as well as a variety of original materials relating to the French surrender. Of particular interest is the appendix presenting the daily journal of Captain Pouchot, the commandant of Fort Niagara during the siege of 1759. Readers are given a close look at the expedition from both the English and French points of view. A variety of illustrations depicting the fort and military commanders of the time are also included.
As the original edition is rarely seen outside of specialty libraries, this masterfully-published eBook edition will be especially welcome to students of the French and Indian War.